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Relaxing in Phuket, Thailand

First visit - Riding Pachyderms in Chiang Mai, Thailand for context if you haven't already. Wednesday We flew 1 hr 40 min from Chiang Mai at nearly the top of Thailand, 754 miles south to almost the bottom, just above Malaysia. Phuket is beach destination. After 15 months of un-tropical London....we were very much [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: London, travel, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Leaving London

Recall we came to London 14 months ago because I read a provocative book - The New Global Student. And what an amazing time we've had here! The movers packed our stuff and sent it off to an air crate yesterday. Our kids had their best "mate" Sean over in the afternoon. They went out [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Categories: London, travel|10 Comments

Sledging through the Swiss Alps

Our second winter trip was to Zermatt, Switzerland. My wife wanted to see the Alps up close (she's seen them from a plane, aplenty)....and it was sort of an obvious "winter" trip in Europe. Zermatt, in the winter anyway, is a serious ski town. But we don't ski! Although we did actually buy ski pants [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Categories: London, travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bundling Up in Krakow, Poland

Poland is a place I've ALWAYS been interested in traveling to. Why? Because I'm half-Polish - depending on where one draws the Poland-Ukrainian border. In fact I have Polish blood on both sides! We planned to visit Krakow a couple days after Christmas. Additionally, my brother joined us as the experienced Krakow tour guide. You [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Categories: London, travel|5 Comments

Christmas Markets in Belgium

Ironically, this year we spent our Thanksgiving....at the Christmas Markets in Belgium! Only a 2.5 hour, £90, train ride on the Eurostar from London, we arrived at Brussels on Thanksgiving morning and then shortly thereafter boarded another 45 minute train, heading back west(!), to Bruges. The plan was one night in Bruges and then one [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 December 26th, 2014|Categories: London, travel|0 Comments

Visiting Istanbul

Well we made it. Istanbul was our second really big, much-anticipated trip. We wanted to go somewhere exotic, it was highly recommended by many people including my brother, and after all, TripAdvisor's readers have it ranked as the number one travel destination IN THE WORLD. And it was terrific! We flew direct from London to [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Categories: London, travel|1 Comment

¡Viaje A Madrid!

A couple of weeks ago, on the spur of the moment, I decided to take the kids to Madrid, Spain. Inez was en route to New York for business, I'd heard good things about Madrid, I can understand and speak Spanish (un poquito), flights weren't that expensive, our schedule was wide open,....and basically because we [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Categories: London, travel|2 Comments

A Boring Month in London

We have not traveled outside of London for a full month now! Yes, our goal was to venture out somewhere, via bus, train, or plane, as much as we could, on a rough timetable of one trip per month. But we are a bit road weary; we are trying to milk the beautiful London weather [...]

By | 2017-01-11T19:18:44+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Categories: London|0 Comments